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AMLO wants women for his army

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AMLO wants women for his army
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AMLO wants women for his army

We're told that an important part of the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to defend the votes will fall into the hands of women. Our sources say Beatríz Gutiérrez Müller, AMLO's wife, is meeting with other women of the left National Regeneration Party (MORENA) across the nation – among other matters – to build the structure of the vote defense. Mr. Andrés' partner, we're told, has been accompanied in this task by Tatiana Clouthier, the campaign's coordinator, to strengthen and rally more women in favor of López Obrador. So MORENA is trying to boost its army with female power.

A diet for Mexico's Jaguar

The diet is the diet and no one can resist living without it – and this is the case of independent presidential candidate Armando Ríos Piter. Our sources in the Senate say that "The Jaguar" – as the politician is known – has notified the bodies of the Chamber that he will return to take his seat in the Senate and in so doing, he is apparently forfeiting his registration as a presidential candidate. Meanwhile, Celestino Cesáreo, replacement of Ríos Piter in the Senate, will request his leave of absence so Mr. Armando can return. With this, the Senator has announced the end of his presidential aspirations and will have a month of legislative activity to then enter the recess from May to August. The feline will have four months of diet (wages) which can't hurt. Oh, the diet...

The mistakes of Puente

Ximena Puente de la Mora, former president of the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI) seems to be quite nervous. Ms. Ximena, under the advice of the center-right Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), according to her critics, first wanted to become the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor and now amidst a flurry of questions, she's listed as a plurinominal aspirant of the PRI to the Lower Chamber. Our sources claim said criticism has led her to make some mistakes. Precisely for this botch job, Ximena Puente is still the INAI's commissioner since she failed to write down on her resignation letter the date when she is going to step down from her charge. The Senate had to request her to kindly solve the issue lest she finds her name scrapped from said list.

Álvarez Icaza, Anaya's ally?

Our sources say next Sunday 25 when the citizen's initiative Ahora (Now) defines if it accepts or not the candidacies offered by the coalition For Mexico to the Front, led by the presidential candidate and member of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), Ricardo Anaya. When this happens, our sources explain, Emilio Álvarez Icaza will have the possibility of accepting the plurinominal candidacy for the Senate and define whether or not to support Anaya's presidential aspirations. This, of course, because none of them are looking for a job; the members of Mr. Emilio's movement have been very clear: they just want to contribute to changing the country.


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